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Autumn Bliss Collection Knit 2016

Annie’s Signature Designs


My heart is full as I present the Autumn Bliss Collection for Annie’s Signature Designs. We have put so much energy, thought and creativity into planning this special presentation. Every element and detail of this collection reignites my passion for yarn and the needle arts. This past April, I collaborated with a team of talented individuals to begin the process of creating a new collection of knitting and crochet patterns. We spent three intense days analyzing the latest trends in fashion, yarn, fiber and color. This initial phase of the creation process is so exciting because it’s where we’re making our vision come alive. There’s something truly magical when a group of like-minded thinkers come together to make something that can be enjoyed by needle arts enthusiasts. Through my own experience and personal sense of style, I gather inspiration from all that I see around me in the world. The exciting results are on-trend designs that are practical for everyday wear. I’ve worked extensively in the European and Scandinavian fashion markets, so I derive much of my knowledge from this time of my life. This collection of pieces will fit perfectly into your wardrobe without being fussy or complicated, but rather clean and minimal. These designs are timeless, sure to make you feel fabulous for years to come. Throughout my life I’ve been passionate about being in and experiencing nature. It fills the soul and nurtures the mind. Nature is my playground to experience with family and friends. With this in mind I turned to the roots, rocks and sky of the West and Southwest as my inspiration. This pattern collection of knit and crochet designs captures the neutral shades, dappled with rich color that inspires and captivates the soul. Earth tones and a natural balance of color saturation against neutral shades create a backdrop for stunning design. The color selections and textures in our garments reflect contrast, color and light. When it comes to the yarn selections of this collection, natural fibers are always the easy choice because they provide the best quality. Color becomes more vibrant, and textures are crisper and more graphic. Throughout this Lookbook, you’ll see that we provide you with a variety of yarn choices that are of the best quality, which we’ve carefully paired with specific garments and accessories. This results in gorgeous creations that you’ll fondly reach for in your closet time and again. I hope you’re as excited as I am to get started, so let’s explore the pages that follow to experience an adventure of color, texture, light and earth with the Annie’s Signature Designs Autumn Bliss Collection. Blissfully yours in yarn and fiber!


Cirocco Sweater


Cirocco Sweater


Sinistra Fair Isle Cowl


Sinistra Fair Isle Cowl


Nord Cardigan


Nord Cardigan


Largo Canyon Shawl


Largo Canyon Shawl


Chinle Hat & Cowl


Chinle Hat & Cowl


Corallina Poncho


Corallina Poncho


Adelaida Sweater


Adelaida Sweater


Origami Wrap


Origami Wrap


Alamere Cardigan


Alamere Cardigan


Big Time Vest


Big Time Vest


Mukluk Booties


Mukluk Booties


Lovikka Set


Lovikka Set


Chunky Garter Sweater


Chunky Garter Sweater


Moonstone Poncho


Moonstone Poncho


Morecambe Bay Cardigan


Morecambe Bay Cardigan


Cirocco Sweater Design by Lena Skvagerson This is the perfect trendy top for any occasion with built-in temperature control. The cutouts make it extra chic and unique! Knit with 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) balls #4 worsted-weight King Cole Embrace DK or 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) skeins #4 worsted-weight PremierŽ Yarns Deborah Norville Everyday™ Soft Worsted, using U.S. size 8/5mm 16" and 32" circular and double-point needles. Finished measurements: To fit: S (M, L, XL, 2XL) Bust: 373/4 (401/2, 451/4, 48, 513/4)" Length: 23 (231/2, 24, 241/2, 25)"

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Sinistra Fair Isle Cowl Design by Lena Skvagerson Visually stunning. This cozy and fashionable cowl can be worn in multiple ways to show off the patterns and designs. Knit with 3 balls A and 2 balls B of #3 DK-weight King Cole Baby Alpaca DK and a U.S. size 7/4.5mm 16" circular needle. Finished size is 9" wide x 54" in circumference.

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Nord Cardigan Design by Sandi Prosser Polish off your look with this Scandinavian-inspired design. This casual, laid-back design will become a timeless wardrobe classic in your closet. Made with 5 (6, 7, 8, 8) hanks MC, 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) hanks A and 1 hank B using #3 DK-weight BerrocoÂŽ VintageÂŽ DK using a set of two U.S. size 5/3.75mm double-point needles and a U.S. size 6/4mm 32" circular needle. Finished measurements: To fit: S (M, L, XL, 2XL) Chest: 38 (413/4, 45, 483/4, 53)" Length: 281/2 (29, 291/2, 30, 301/2)"

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Largo Canyon Shawl Design by Meghan Jones An unusual combination of graphic stranded knitting and easy lace, this triangular shawl has a fun and funky fringed border. Inspired by Navajo blankets and the Old West, this shawl is worked flat with stranded patterning on both sides of the band, and the main body of the shawl is worked as a knit-on border. Knit with 3 hanks A and 1 hank each B, C, D and E with #4 worsted-weight BerrocoÂŽ VintageÂŽ using U.S. sizes 7/4.5mm and 8/5mm 32" circular needles. Finished size: 66" across at top x 281/2" deep at center

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Chinle Hat & Cowl Designs by Kara Gott Warner Bursts of color and unique texture create a dramatic statement in this quirky mitered cap and cowl duo. If you love the play of geometry, then you’ll enjoy the conceptual construction surprises in store with this one! There’s no wrong way to style the cowl. Wear it fully buttoned, or slightly unbuttoned for a stylish look. Play and experiment to find the look that fits you! Knit with 2 skeins A with #5 chunky-weight Plymouth Yarn® Nako® Artist, and 1 skein each B and C with #4 worsted-weight Plymouth Yarn® Encore® Worsted, using U.S. size 8/5mm 16" circular, straight and a set of five double-point needles. Finished measurements: Hat: 18" in circumference x 11" tall Cowl: 28" long x 9" wide, measured flat

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Corallina Poncho Design by Britt Schmiesing Become the center of attention in this stunning creation. A great go-to garment for cooler nights, this poncho is comfortable and chic at the same time. Knit with 6 (6, 7, 7, 7) hanks #4 worsted-weight BerrocoÂŽ VintageÂŽ using a U.S. size 7/4.5mm 24" circular needle and a 8/5mm 29" circular needle. Finished measurements: To fit: S (M, L, XL, 2XL) Bottom band: 38 (44, 47, 51, 53)" in circumference Width: 37 (39, 401/2, 41, 411/2)" from cuff to cuff Length: 233/4 (241/2, 25, 251/4, 253/4)", excluding collar

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Adelaida Sweater Design by Lena Skvagerson Featuring clean lines and a simple design, this top will be your go-to pullover for virtually any occasion—from lounging around the house to a night out with friends! Knit with 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) hanks of #3 DK-weight Berroco® Fiora™ using U.S. sizes 5/3.75mm and 6/4mm 32" and 16" circular needles. Finished measurements: To fit: Woman’s S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL) Chest: 391/2 (431/4, 471/4, 511/4, 551/4, 591/4)" Length: 23 (233/4, 241/2, 251/4, 26, 263/4)"

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Origami Wrap Design by Jackie Daugherty Is it a shawl, a poncho or a shrug? Like a folded origami design, one flat rectangle can be worn several different ways using the I-cord ties to style as you please. Knit with 3 (4, 6) hanks A and 1 (1, 2) hank(s) B with #3 DK-weight BerrocoŽ Fiora™ using U.S. sizes 5/3.75mm double-point needles and 6/4mm 40" circular needle. Finished measurements: To fit: S/M (L/XL, 2XL/3XL) Width: 141/4 (161/4, 201/4)" Length: 471/2 (59, 703/4)"

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Alamere Cardigan Design by Lena Skvagerson Wrap yourself in this cardigan with a modern openwork look created by a ladder lace pattern that looks like a waterfall pouring down the panels. Knit with 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins of #4 worsted-weight Premier® Yarns Deborah Norville Alpaca Dance™ using a U.S. size 7/4.5mm 32" circular needle. Finished measurements: To fit: Woman’s S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL) Chest: 321/2 (35, 371/2, 40, 46, 51)" Length: 27 (28, 283/4, 291/2, 301/2, 31)"

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Big Time Vest Design by Lena Skvagerson Looking for a fun project you can knit up in a week? You’ve found it! Not only is this design quick to knit, it’s also on trend and simply fabulous. Made with 5 (6, 6, 7, 8) skeins of #5 chunky-weight Plymouth Yarn Encore Mega using U.S. size 17/12.75mm needles. Finished measurements: To fit: Woman’s S (M, L, XL, 2XL) Chest: 37 (41, 45, 49, 53)" Length: 19 (20, 21, 22, 23)", excluding collar

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Mukluk Booties Design by Lena Skvagerson Lounge around in comfort and style with these unique boots. Knit with 2 skeins each A and B using #5 chunky-weight King Cole Comfort Chunky with a set of five U.S. size 11/8mm double-point needles. Finished measurements: To fit: Woman’s S (M, L) To fit actual foot length: 81/2 (91/2, 101/2)"

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Lovikka Set Designs by Lena Skvagerson Inspired by her cold winters in Sweden as a child, designer Lena Skvagerson has created a warm and beautiful set you’ll love showing off all winter long. For the hat, knit with 2 hanks and U.S. size 15/10mm 16" circular and five double-point needles; for the mittens, knit with 2 hanks and five U.S. size 13/9mm double-point needles; for the scarf, knit with 4 hanks and U.S. size 19/15mm needles. All use #6 super chunky-weight Blue Sky Fibers Bulky. Finished measurements: Hat: 18 (20)" in circumference x 9 (91/2)", unstretched Mittens: 91/2 (103/4)" in circumference x 91/2 (103/4)" in length with cuff folded up Scarf: 8" wide x 72" long

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Chunky Garter Sweater Design by Lena Skvagerson Keep cozy all season long with this classic-style sweater. It’s so soft, you’ll want to snuggle up in the couch corner at night! This pullover knits up fast with 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins of #5 chunky-weight King Cole Comfort Chunky using U.S. size 11/8mm needles. Finished measurements: To fit: Woman’s S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL) Chest: 381/2 (411/2, 461/2, 491/2, 541/2, 571/2, 621/2)" Length: 23 (231/2, 24, 241/2, 25, 251/2, 26)"

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Moonstone Poncho Design by Lena Skvagerson Add an extra layer without the bulk. Airy and light, this ethereal design can be worn all year round. Knit with 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins of #2 sport-weight Plymouth YarnÂŽ NakoÂŽ Arya Ebruli and a U.S. size 8/5mm 32" circular needle. Finished measurements: To fit: S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL) Width: 31 (32, 323/4, 341/4, 351/4, 36)" Length: 27 (271/2, 28, 281/2, 29, 291/2)"

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Morecambe Bay Cardi Design by Lena Skvagerson This hoodie cardigan takes a playful approach, with blocks of color popping up where you least expect them! Knit with 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) skeins A and 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins B with #4 worstedweight Plymouth YarnÂŽ EncoreÂŽ Tweed using a U.S. size 9/5.5mm 32" circular needle. Finished measurements: To fit: S (M, L, XL, 2XL) Chest: 36 (391/2, 431/2, 48, 521/2)" Length: 23 (24, 25, 26, 27)"

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Contributors Lena Skvagerson, Connie Ellison and Kara Gott Warner joined forces to create the Annie’s Signature Designs Autumn Bliss Collection of captivating knit and crochet designs that symbolize passion and creativity for those who enjoy the crafts of knitting and crochet. About the Team: Lead Designer Lena Skvagerson drew from her years of experience in the European design markets to create many of the captivating designs in this collection; Connie Ellison provided more than 30 years of merchandising expertise; and Kara Gott Warner contributed her knowledge of online marketing and public relations

Lena Skvagerson

Meghan Jones

Lena Skvagerson is the lead designer of Annie’s Signature Designs. You may know her as one of the experts on the Annie’s television show, Knit and Crochet Now!, which airs on PBS. Lena passionately designs everything from exquisite knit shawls to adorable crochet booties. She draws her creativity from more than 25 years in the European knit and crochet design markets.

Meghan Jones lives in the inland Northwest with her husband and three kids, where she designs knitwear patterns under the Little NutMeg Productions label. Meghan nurtures obsessions with yarn, sharks, chickens, cooking and gardening. You can find her on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest as @meghanjoneslnmp.

Kara Gott Warner Kara Gott Warner began her designing journey in the mid1990s in New York City’s Garment Center. In 2002, she embarked on a freelance career designing handknitting patterns and technical illustrations. In 2010, Kara became the executive editor of Creative Knitting magazine. She is also the host of the Power Purls podcast.


Jackie Daugherty Jackie Daugherty—author, teacher, designer and editor of Crochet World—has been knitting and crocheting for over 50 years. She loves exploring new stitches and is always asking “what if?” as she designs classics with an updated twist.

Britt Schmiesing Britt Schmiesing is a former high school teacher living in rural Indiana with her family. She divides her downtime between several hobbies, including knitting, crocheting, sewing and drawing. She has been knitting since 2005. After altering most of the patterns she was knitting to fit her own needs, she started producing her own designs in 2011.

Sandi Prosser Sandi Prosser spent her childhood surrounded by knitting, sewing, embroidery and most needle arts. She began designing knitwear after receiving a Bachelor of Science with a major in clothing, textiles and design. This background led her down various career paths, and it wasn’t until 2005 that she began designing for magazines and yarn companies. Sandi has over 500 published designs to her credit. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and two active children.

Scott Campbell Scott Campbell has made a career of photographing the fiber arts for over 30 years. He continuously searches for light that illuminates and reveals the subtleties woven into the creations that he photographs. He enjoys collaborating in the creative process with designers, stylists and graphic professionals.


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